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He Had No Shirt


Once upon a time . . .

"A king was suffering from a painful ailment and was told that the only cure for him was to find a contented man,

get his shirt, and wear it night and day. So messengers were sent through the

king's realm in search of such a man, with orders to bring back his shirt. Months passed. After a thorough search of the country, the messengers returned without the shirt.

"Did you find a contented man in all my realm?' the king asked "Yes, O King, we found one, just one in all the realm." "Then why did you not bring back his shirt?" the king demanded. "Master, the man had no shirt." (Calm My Anxious Heart, Linda Dillow)

Put me in His Story

Not the King's Story

but

the man who had no shirt~

the most contented man in the kingdom.

Contentment~

The man who had no shirt

Contentment~

The you who has no ___________...

Are you content without having that certain something

or that certain someone?

What is that certain something or that certain someone

that if you had it

then you would be content?

Oh how my eyes can move so quickly from

what I do have

to what I don't have

when I am depending on

the somethings

&

the someones

for

Contentment.

Contentment~

The man who had no shirt.

I wonder,

what did the man have?

Was he

joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12

Did he

Cast all his anxiety on Him because he knew Jesus cared for him. I Peter 5:7

Did he

seek first His kingdom and His righteousness... Matthew 6:33

Did he learn the

secret

from Paul~

to be content whatever the circumstances. Philippians 4:11

The man who had no shirt~

the me

the you

who has no ______________. . .

and has learned

to be content whatever the circumstances.

Put US in His Story. . .

I,____________, (PUT your name)

know what it is to be in need, and

I,____________, know what it is to have plenty.

I,____________, have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation,

whether well fed or hungry...

whether living in plenty or in want. . .

Whether I have a shirt or not

because

I,____________, can do all this through Him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:11-13

Contentment~

The man who had no shirt

The you & the me

who has no _____________. . .

but has

Plenty

because

we

Put Him in our Story.


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